25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | Today, 11:30am

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$3.50
List price: $14.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside - Bldg. 2 Popular Science- Computer Science

This title in other editions

Silicon Snake Oils: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway

by

Silicon Snake Oils: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In Silicon Snake Oil, Clifford Stoll, the best-selling author of The Cuckoo's Egg and one of the pioneers of the Internet, turns his attention to the much-heralded information highway, revealing that it is not all it's cracked up to be.  Yes, the Internet provides access to plenty of services, but useful information is virtually impossible to find and difficult to access. Is being on-line truly useful? "Few aspects of daily life require computers...They're irrelevant to cooking, driving, visiting, negotiating, eating, hiking, dancing, speaking, and gossiping. You don't need a computer to...recite a poem or say a prayer." Computers can't, Stoll claims, provide a richer or better life.

A cautionary tale about today's media darling, Silicon Snake Oil has sparked intense debate across the country about the merits--and foibles--of what's been touted as the entranceway to our future.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [238]-239) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385419949
Author:
Stoll, Clifford
Author:
Stoll
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Computers and computer technology
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Information technology
Subject:
Computers and civilization
Subject:
Internet
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 293.
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.18x5.22x.57 in. .49 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Wrinkle Cure: Unlock the Power... Used Hardcover $2.50
  2. Dust Tracks on a Road an Autobiography Used Trade Paper $2.95
  3. Doomsday Book
    Used Mass Market $3.95
  4. The End of Work: The Decline of the... Used Trade Paper $1.25
  5. Being Digital Used Hardcover $3.50
  6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Sale Trade Paper $7.98

Related Subjects


Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Beginning and Reference
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » General
Computers and Internet » Internet » Information
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web Publishing
Computers and Internet » Networking » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Science and Mathematics » Popular Science » Computer Science

Silicon Snake Oils: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$3.50 In Stock
Product details 256 pages Anchor Books/Doubleday - English 9780385419949 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.